GFM The 
    Synergy Center

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Clinicians

GFM The Synergy Center brings a top-notch team of professional therapists who are culturally diverse and experienced in mental health and substance abuse. We are confident that we are able to meet your needs.  Call for an appointment today 269-323-1954!

 
Bunny Johnson, MSW, LLMSW
Clinician
Education
Bunny has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University.

Experience

Her experience includes working with clients/consumers with mental health issues and substance abuse issues for more than three years in her current position as a supervisor at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. She has a passion for serving and loving on people to insure and motivate them to achieve their goals and to realize they are valued and have a great potential for greatness.

Specialty

Children with mental health issues and Substance abuse, as well as work with with families.

 

Sue Kohl, MA, LLP

Clinician

Education

Sue has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education/Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. She is also a Certified Addictions Counselor.

Experience

Sue has over 25 years of working in a variety of substance abuse and mental health settings. 

Specialty

Trauma informed therapy with clients suffering from addictions and mental health issues. Substance abuse, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief and loss. Michigan Driver's License reinstatement, domestic violence.

 
Melanie  Lockett, LLMSW 
Clinician

Education

Melanie graduated from Western Michigan University with both her graduate degree in Social work and her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. She has a Master's Degree in Teaching and Behavior Management from Marygrove College in Detroit and is a Limited Licensed Master's Social Worker (LLMSW).

Experience

She has experience working with diverse clients, providing brief interventions and referrals for additional or extended services. Melanie has served as an elementary educator for Kalamazoo Public Schools for 19 years.

Specialty

Children, adults, families, behavioral health, and communication.

 
Calvin Ruff, MSW, LLMSW
Clinician

Education

Calvin completed undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has earned a Master of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University.

Experience

Calvin has 25 years of experience providing a variety of individual and group mental health services at the local and international level. His firm commitment to the values of mutual respect, human dignity, and loving kindness serve as a strong foundation for his integrated clinical and holistic approaches to Wellness for adults, adolescents, and families.

Specialty

Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic/severe mental health concerns, substance abuse, grief and loss, mindfulness practice and contemplative approaches to well-being, expressive arts through drumming and cultural lore.

Princilla Ursery, MA, LPC, NCC, SPADA, IMH-E

Clinician

Education

Princilla has a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as a SPADA certification from Western Michigan University. In addition, she has a Bachelor Degree in Clinical Psychology from Rochester College. She is certified in Infant Mental Health, Tele-Behavioral Health counseling and addictions. She holds numerous certifications in evidence-based practices, including: Gottaman Methods in Couples Therapy (Level 1 and 2) from the Gottaman Institute and a Behavioral Science certification from Macomb Community College.

Experience

She maintains a private practice and uses counseling that comes from many different theoretical orientations. Princilla firmly believes the client or clients have the solutions to their dilemmas and they have the freedom to choose and take responsibility of that freedom.

Specialty

Individual, couples and family therapy, mental health, infant mental health, substance abuse, addictions, mindfulness, cognitive based therapy (CBT), trauma based therapy, solution-focused therapy, play therapy, motivational interviewing, homework assignments, dialetical behavior therapy (DBT) and testing and assessments.

David Thomas, MA, LLPC, NCC

Clinician

Education

David received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo. He has a Master's Degree from Spring Arbor University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Experience

David has worked in several areas in the field of Public Safety which has given him a vast amount of training and experience in crisis intervention and helping persons exposed to traumatic evens. He affirms a trusting client-counselor relationship as the foundation for therapy, clarity of value, behavior change and emotional wellness.

Specialty

Collaborative and responsive counseling dedicated toward the unique experiences people have while providing evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Interns

Gabby Henriksen
She is a senior at Albion College, from Royal Oak, MI, and is majoring in Psychology and English. Henriksen is currently working on her thesis on the mediators and moderators of the relationship between helicopter parenting and attitudes towards drug/alcohol use on campus. She plans on going on to graduate school after she graduates to get her MSW, specializing in addiction studies. 
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